Summary: When war brings grief, loss, and a world to rebuild, who can speak of a winning and a losing side? Eight young wizards deal with love, jobs and family ties, and, amidst the hardships, try to make a better future for themselves. H/G, R/Hr and other pairings.
This story is growing on me. Interesting plot.
Author's Response: Thanks! The plot is going to thicken (naturally) so I hope you\'ll keep enjoying the story :)
Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.
This is such a creative work, full of almost real people. I keep checking for a new chapter with no luck.Do we have to guess who the third wizard was to get Daedalus locked out?
Author's Response: I guess you'll just have to keep reading to find out! The next chapter's in the queue so it should be up soon!
The plot line has benn done before, but this is so entertaining and readable. One of the better efforts. Please keep it going.
Started this story ages ago and just found your updates. Very enjoyable.
Summary: With McGonagall firmly entrenched as Hogwarts’ new headmistress, Harry is enticed to return for his seventh year under unique conditions. Aided by Ron and Hermione, he embarks upon a Horcrux search-and-destroy mission using the school as the base of operations. Recognizing that saving the wizarding world from the ultimate evil is a rather daunting task for a seventeen-year old wizard, the Order of the Phoenix steps in to assist Harry on his journey. It soon becomes clear, however, that not everyone has the same lesson plan in mind for our hero. As the headmistress attempts to lay a clever trap to reveal hidden agendas, Voldemort waits in ambush at the one site that Harry is sure to visit.
But before Harry can face his nemesis, he must face down the inner demons that plague his own life and truly grow into adulthood. His activities are punctuated with school pranks, Quidditch, parties, and the requisite amount of rule-breaking that readers have come to expect from the trio.
I have been reading this story for a week and finished it at half past eleven last night. I was gob smacked when I read the epilogue. I had to re read it again this morning and still cannot make up my mind if it should be there or not. Anyway, thanks for an excellent story.
Author's Response: So happy you enjoyed my alternate take on Harry’s seventh year. No doubt about it, the epilogue is a rude awakening. But then the ending of my main story (in the chapter before) is so fundamentally different than the bittersweet closing of Deathly Hallows, that I couldn’t help drawing the comparison. Although I didn’t know it at the time, tying this story (my first) back into the canon universe gave me a starting point for the sequel, The Dark Phoenix, as well as the post-Hogwarts canon story that I’m writing now, Chocolate Frog. Do let me know if you find time to read anything else.
Summary: This is an AU take on Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, during the summer holidays Harry is having difficulty getting over Cedric dying just before the summer. He is back at the Dursley’s, but this time events will be altered as he stumbles upon a mysterious primeval Book Of Shadows. Without thinking of the consequences, Harry reads an incantation from it aloud, soon after he reads it everything changes. For better or for worse no one knows, but he has awakened a different sort of magic no one alive in the Wizarding world has ever seen before.
Harry had better watch what he is doing.
Author's Response: Thanks for yor review. Yes Hary had better watch out.
Summary: It has been two and a half years since Fred died and George Weasley still feels the pain of loss. So when Ginny and Hermione turn up at the shop to ask him to fill in for a sick Ron at the Quidditch Winter Ball his initial response is a definite no! But Hermione’s plight, for some reason, moves him and he reluctantly agrees to partner his soon to be sister-in-law to the ball. With new robes and some dazzling dance steps, he little realises that this could be the night his life changes for the better.
I really enjoyed that. I am going to have to read a lot more of your stuff.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I do write a lot of diverse things with different pairings and eras so I hope you find something else that you like. ~Carole~
Summary: My sisters were the beautiful ones, the ones with the world open to them, and I was the one who climbed trees and didn’t pay attention when they scratched me until I was covered in blood and it was already too late. The trees had given me a bit of their sap to staunch the flow, and in doing so had turned me into a wild thing, something that should have been free, but was caged forever, tied down by life.
I followed the first chapter, but I am afraid the second chapter is a bit too surreal for me.
Ron Weasley is staying at Shell Cottage during the Christmas of 1997. These are the thoughts and feelings that occupy him.This is ahattab33 of Hufflepuff, and this is for the "Watching the Mirror" class on the MNFF Beta Boards.
Great little gem.
Albus Potter was dying.
As his brother's body was ravaged by an insanely rare disease, James Potter set out on an incredible journey in search of a mythical creature that everyone was sure was extinct, because if he did not, the cure for Albus's disease could not be concocted and he would die a slow, painful death.
If the journey in itself was not strange enough, James encountered a legendary figure, who agreed to guide him through his quest through many lands.
This is ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor of Ravenclaw House, and this is my Submission to the Eighth Round of the Gauntlet. This entry placed second overall.
What happened to the griffin?
Well, I imagine they would get what they needed from it and then do what they could to preserve and perpetuate the species. Luna, I think, would be giddy to have a chance to study a creature thought to be extinct. Or, maybe, they would take it back where they James found it and then show the world what Gryffindor had considered his 'treasure'.
Though it's an odd piece and actually kind of terrible (the prompts in the challenge for which this was written were terrible, and all the participants struggled to a degree), I think this was my first 'caper' fic, and it was fun while I was writing it. Thanks for reading/reviewing. :)
Sunshine spilled down onto the small grassy spot through a window in the tall trees. She stood a couple of yards back, staring at eleven letters cut into rock. It was beautiful, and yet, to Hermione’s eyes, nowhere near a worthy enough tribute for a life so full of rambunctious joy.
While wandering around the world of Harry Potter fan fiction, I came across this. I just have to say what a wonderful little gem it was. Thanks.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. :)
Summary: Kenley Allen was about to begin her seventh year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and she was more than ready. The summer holiday had seemed longer than usual with her mum traveling frequently and Kenley running out of things to do for amusement.
Things change, however, when she reluctantly accepts an invitation from her new step-father to join him in Diagon Alley for the day. Chance meetings and awkward conversations abound.
**beams** This story won the third round of the Character Clinic Triathalon! Category: original characters
**beams again** This story was nominated for 2010 Quicksilver Quill ~ Best Original Character
I want to say I agree with all who reviewed this story and Kenley is just too good a character to not develop more.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for saying that. I have a strong attachment to this character and her family and her story, but the task of converting it to a chaptered story has got a bit lost among other projects of late. But I've had her on my mind and would very much like to get back into it. I appreciate the read and the review, and the encouragement. Thanks! ~ Lori
Summary: Every year, the best amateur Quidditch team in Suffolk faces off against the best team in Norfolk in the East Anglia Summer Tournament. Isobel Jones, one of exactly seven young witches and wizards in the tiny town of Eleigh St. Mary in Suffolk, decides that not only is she going to form a team for the tournament, her team is going to win it.
The problem? Well, let's see. One of her seven possible players is an utter klutz at Quidditch. Two others are often too busy with their school Quidditch teams to practice hard during the school year. And then there's just the little matter of getting to the finals, facing up against a team that's won two years running and isn't afraid to play dirty, and getting her team through the game unscathed...
"We'll win," she says. "We're going to prove that we’re the best team in East Anglia.”
People scoff. But her team believes - and that's all that really matters.
Why no more chapters? I was really enjoying this.
Summary: I suspect Potter always imagined himself dying honourably in battle or saving some poor sod’s soul. He didn’t. And for that I was smugly appreciative.
2010 QSQ Award Winner for Post-Hogwarts Story
I try to follow several stories being currently updated on a variety of Fanfic sites and have not been back to mugglenet for a while. What a lot of great stories I have been missing. This was really well written and a fabulous little gem. I need more hours in a day.
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked this. It was a plot bunny that refused to hop out of my head. :P
Summary: After dating for several years, Ron finally decides to pop the question to Hermione. But will everything go as smoothly as expected...?
9000+ reads ... Thank you!
Just come across this. Interesting storyline told in a straightforward style. Makes for good reading.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review :D More to come soon, just need to upload stuff :)
Over fifty people died at the Battle of Hogwarts. There are dozens of stories of loss, betrayal, heroism and sacrifice. These are some of those stories.
Nominated for: Best General (Chaptered) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011
What a sad emotional ending to a chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review (and nice to see you here). Polly (as you know) reappears in other stories. I hope that you enjoy the rest of these tales. They are the foundation on which my other stories are built. -N-
Summary: Amid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?
So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.
So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.
Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.
This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.
Worth the wait.
I have been reading this story for the last couple of nights and I am completely hooked. It is so original and yet based on cannon. In places the writing style positively glows. At this point I must say I think Ginny`s behaviour is disgraceful, but I expect you will sort it out. Waiting for more.
Author's Response: Without a doubt, those are the kindest words anyone has said to me! Thank you so much. I’m so pleased you got hooked into this tale.
I don’t have to tell you that Ginny’s main problem is that she’s immature. Barely seventeen and she’s been carted off to a cult of sports celebrity. Not so surprising that it goes to her head. It doesn’t help that her education was cut short: went into hiding during Easter term break after a sixth year that consisted mostly of planning insurrection. She’ll be back in the spotlight before much longer, don’t you worry.
This story has had its ups and downs, but they are all in a better place now.I just wish everybody in the world could have a New Year with the same to look forward to. Happy New year to all fanfiction writers and readers.
Author's Response: And a happy new year to you as well! But don't go thnkng this story is winding down. I still have some twists and turns in store to get the characters lined up for their roles in the epilogue.
Last lap. It has been quite a marathon.
Author's Response: Yes, it has-- more for me, I guess. A wonderful marathon of plotting and planning and writing. I miss writing this fic very heavily. Thank you for the review! :)